Confucian and Taiping “Heaven”: The Political Implications of Clashing Religious Concepts

@article{Levenson1962ConfucianAT,
  title={Confucian and Taiping “Heaven”: The Political Implications of Clashing Religious Concepts},
  author={Joseph Richmond Levenson},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1962},
  volume={4},
  pages={436 - 453}
}
  • J. R. Levenson
  • Published 1 July 1962
  • Psychology
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
In “The Suggestiveness of Vestiges: Confucianism and Monarchy at the Last”, I wrote of the draining of the monarchical mystique in modern China. Vestigial monarchism, it seemed to me, was related to an equally vestigial Confucianism — really related, that is, not just parallel in some modern course of corrosion. The relation was the thing, a novel one of untroubled association (in a common, new ideology of “national spirit”), unpromising departure from what seemed, more and more, the devious… 
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